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How to get basic channels on new HDTV without cable

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A lot depends on where you live, but you should be able to connect directly to an antenna, as Wolf was saying.

Go to:
Click on "Choose an Antenna" and fill in the form. (Hints: 1. UNcheck the boxes to receive mailings. 2. You don't need to fill in your address, but if you don't you'll be helped better if you twiddle with the map.)

This will give you a list of stations near you and what type of antenna you need to receive them. Generally, if you're within 10 mi of the transmitter and unobstructed, you can use an indoor antenna.

Hint: DTV requires a stronger signal than analog did. The antenna that worked for you for analog MIGHT work fine now, but might not if it was marginal on analog.

Note: DTV transmits on the same frequencies as analog did (except channels 2-5 were dropped, and some stations in your area may have moved to a UHF channel-note also that the actual broadcast channel may not be the same as the "virtual" channel that the station appears to be; for instance, you might have a "Channel 2" in your area, and it might be on actual channel, say, 34.

Which reminds me: The fact that you've had trouble receiving DTV may be merely that you have not scanned for channels. With DTV, this is a must, because otherwise, the receiver doesn't know what you want to watch or what each station "calls itself".



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